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Sabah Tea Garden
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Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night - food pretty good and got a traditional Malaysian breakfast which was so much better than white toast and cold scrambled eggs. Room basic but clean although shower never got warm and a/c very noisy. Tea factory tour quite interesting but happy that it was just a one night stay over A fair walk from the rooms to the restaurant,

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Sally12363
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed in a cottage - very clean and well appointed. The food in the restaurant is average but the tea factory tour and the information about the Sandakan Death March are very interesting. We went over a public holiday and found it difficult to get taxis to nearby attractions, so a very kind and friendly staff member took us and collected us in his own car. Be warned - if you come by bus and are dropped off on the main road, the accommodation is 600m up a very steep stony hill. Make sure you only take what you can carry.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stayed in the cottages at the tea estate overnight before heading further up the mountains. The cottage room had a TV with good reception, a/c, fan, fridge, kettle/tea. Very clean and welcoming. Wonderful scenery to wake up to with views of Mt Kinabalu and other hills and mountains. One can walk on roads through the estate to enjoy nature and there are options for guided walks, mountain bike hire, etc. The factory tour is interesting and can be completed quite quickly if you skip the video presentation as we did. There are no nearby food outlets other than the estate's restaurant but the food choices and quality were good. The included breakfast is a set menu with local food but you can order other things if that doesn't suit you. Enjoyed the stay - one night was enough for us but if you just wanted a relaxing base for daytime activities this would be suitable as well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Saydelah
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Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

As overseas tourists we stayed two nights doing a day excursion to the nearby Poring Hot Springs.
The cottages are charming with separate lounge room and TV. Worth file taking a book to fill in time after dinner
Unless you do a day trip there is no point in staying more than one night as activities are restricted to the tea factory walk through and perhaps early morning dawn walk hopefully to catch a glimpse of Mt Kinnabalu.
Breakfast is very Malaysian but one can order American. ditto for dinner.

Excellent location to get away from the hubbub of city noise and congestion

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank 380SL
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We have stayed in the long houses at the Sabah tea plantation twice now and would find it a very relaxing and interesting place except for two problems. The first is the noise from coaches arriving early and late at night to drop off and pick up guests whilst leaving their engine running for ages and hooting their horn, this happened once on one of our stays and was forced to get up in the middle of the night to tell them to stop waking our kids up. The second is the inflexibility of the restaurant. The food is on the pricey side for Malaysia but its a great view from the restaurant and could be worth it except its impossible to order anything that is not strictly on the menu. Our friends wanted a breakfast without the tea and have a coffee instead. Its not that we dont drink or dislike tea, we love Sabah tea but a coffee is what they wanted. We were told it was not possible to change the tea for a coffee even if we paid the 50c difference in price. After some back and forward discussion we decided to leave and go and have breakfast elsewhere. All in all a great place but dont try and bend the rules in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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